Dine-in-Cork’s assertion that this week’s promotion gives you 20 per cent more value than usual was underlined in no uncertain manner by Jacobs on the Mall last night. The three course meal, plus coffee, that I enjoyed for €25.00 euro was certainly worth a good deal more.
Haven’t really tried Pumpkin before but with Thanksgiving coming up, went for the Pumpkin Fritters with Parma Ham & Salsa Verde. Nicely balanced starter and we were off to a flier.
Main course was a Duck Confit with lentils and chorizo ragout, buttered kale and champ. Normally you get one piece of duck but I got two moist legs, crispy on outside. The matching ragout was spot on. The kale perhaps might have benefitted from shredding before cooking as it was quite a chew but nothing too strenuous.
The desert was also top class: Date & Butterscotch Pudding with Fudge Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream. Delighted with it.
And indeed delighted with all three courses, even if some of them didn't feature on the advertised menu, but that will happen a bit this week as the restaurants buy fresh in the markets.
Jacobs sell four whites and four reds by the glass. Enjoyed a Chilean Morande Pionero 2008 Chardonnay (€5.75) and a New Zealand Ta Moko Sauvigon Blanc (€6.25). Oh and by the way, the coffee was also of a high standard.
Jacobs is quite a venue, as many of you will know. For those who have not been, the high ceiling, retained from its days as Turkish Baths, leaves a huge space which has been filled with large scale hanging shrubbery and lighting. The big expanse of wall is hung with art works. Chairs are quite plush and comfortable. The welcome is warm and service excellent. What’s not to like? Get in there and get that €25.00 value while you can. 021 4251530.
See all the Dine-in-Cork menus here